All items: Ray Bradbury

Mark Morris explains why he’s proud to call himself a horror writer, and why the short story is the ‘lifeblood’ of the genre.
I'm avoiding the thousand yard stare of the blank page; I'm afraid of it. This is how it is before a work has taken shape, before it's found a life of its own. I stall because I'm wary of beginning the long journey.
Science Fiction is still occasionally dismissed as a ‘popular’ genre, without literary merit. Brian Clegg considers why this is and suggests it is time for a change of attitude.

Annette Kobak considers the lessons that other artforms might provide to the practising writer, including suggestions from her own experiences as a writer and painter.